| Sep 23, 2013
| 1:51 PM
Shortly before she entered graduate school at Johns Hopkins University in 1970, Candace Pert broke her back in a riding accident. Dulling the pain from her injury with morphine led her to speculate about how the drug exerted its effects on the brain....
| Sep 19, 2013
| 7:54 PM
The ad on Craigslist was blunt. It offered drugs for money, just like a street corner dealer.
The seller was hawking Norco, a popular painkiller, for $6.
"Had a left over bottle from a car accident," the anonymous seller posted.
"I'm not the police,...
| Sep 4, 2013
The Justice Department made headlines last week when it announced a new federal policy on marijuana. It should come as welcome news to the majority of Americans who, according to an April Pew Research Center poll, believe marijuana should be made legal...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 5:59 PM
NEW YORK — Encouraging signs for the labor market caused alarm on Wall Street as investors sped up a broad sell-off, fueled by worries the Federal Reserve will soon scale back its stimulus.
Major U.S. indexes closed sharply lower Thursday as yet...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 6:18 PM
Scott Simon, a radio host for NPR’s “Weekend Edition,” gave his mother, Patricia Simon Newman Gilband, a very public farewell.
For the last few days, Simon, who has more than a million followers on Twitter, has been tweeting odes and...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 9:51 AM
The doctors are in, again: Jon Hamm and Daniel Radcliffe have signed on for a second season of "A Young Doctor's Notebook & Other Stories," TV network Sky Arts announced.
The British dramedy, which airs in the U.S. on Ovation, stars Hamm as a reputable...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 2:46 PM
A doctor who traveled on Michael Jackson's 1993 worldwide "Dangerous" tour testified that he gave the singer a shot of Demerol and a 24-hour intravenous morphine drip while they were in Thailand and that he told a ranking AEG executive that the singer was...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 6:17 PM
A man who was serving 25 years to life in prison under the state’s three strikes law after a conviction for unlawful taking of a vehicle will be released from custody after a judge determined Monday that he does not pose an unreasonable risk of...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Drummer Allison Miller's album "Boom Tic Boom" with her band of the same name was one of the most memorable debuts of 2010, and marked her as a rising star. It was a bold album marked by a deftly swinging drive, rich ensemble playing and a wealth of...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 5:20 PM
In the wide world of movies and television, the words "international production" often seem to mean something akin to "free vacation."
I exaggerate. There is work to be done. Still, in comparing the level of on-screen talent with the glorified B-movie...
| Jun 15, 2013
| 7:30 AM
For decades, the question from fans and journalists was constant and predictable: Would the heavy metal originators of Black Sabbath ever make another album?
Not that they hadn't tried. In 2001, singer Ozzy Osbourne, guitarist Tony Iommi, bassist Geezer...